Meet the 2019 Management Team!

Chelsea Denault (standing, right) is the Market Manager. This is Chelsea’s third season managing the market after joining the team in September of 2017. She is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sustainability and a PhD Candidate in Public History and US History, where she studies urban and environmental history. Chelsea is also a Garden Captain at Vedgewater, a Peterson Garden Project community garden located south of the market on Broadway, and owner of a very very good rescue dog named Coda. Chelsea most looks forward to seeing all of the market’s wonderful vendors again, and working with them all season to bring healthy food to the community. Find Chelsea either talking to vendors, at the Management Team tent, or drawing a 100-box hopscotch with some of our kiddo customers.

Lauren Neher (seated, right) a senior studying Environmental Science with a focus on sustainable agriculture and food systems. Her hometown is Hudson, OH and she hopes to maybe go to culinary school in Europe and then travel and write about how different parts of the world are growing food with the impacts of climate change on agriculture (“Thanks for coming to my TED talk,” she says. TED producers – we expect to see Lauren on the 2022 program. Thanks.). Lauren’s favorite thing about the market is being a part of an event the community can take part in and providing access to fresh food.

Matt Fix (standing, left) is a senior at Loyola studying Environmental Policy with a minor in Global & International Studies. He’s from Columbus, Ohio, but hopes to stay in Chicago once he graduates to pursue a career in sustainable business management. In his spare time, Matt loves playing ultimate frisbee. His favorite part about the market is talking with our customers!

Grace Keane (seated, left) is a senior studying Environmental Science with a minor in Business. She is also part of a student-run organization called ((DOP)) that plans large events and speakers that come to campus. In her spare time, she likes to bake (Grace baked homemade dog cookies for our Dog Day celebration!) and sometimes go for runs (“Emphasis on sometimes,” she says). She loves working at the Farmers Market and her favorite part is meeting all the friendly “regulars”.